The Cardinal Newman Society

The Cardinal Newman Society The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) was founded by Catholic college alumni to promote and defend faithful Catholic education, following upon Pope John Paul II’s 1990 release of the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic higher education, Ex corde Ecclesiae.

California forces Catholic universities to provide abortion coverage

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration announced today that it will force Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and Santa Clara University (SCU)—as well as any other religious nonprofit or business—to violate their deeply held beliefs and provide employees insurance coverage for elective abortion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Slain Marquette alum James Foley recounted the power of prayer

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MILWAUKEE – Marquette University alumnus and U.S. journalist, James Foley, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS and posted on YouTube on Tuesday, according to Fox. Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria, had been kidnapped once before while covering the civil war in Libya in 2011. Afterwards, Foley reflected with deep gratitude on the good of his Catholic university education.
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Palm Beach Catholic schools avoid Common Core, strengthen Catholic identity

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PALM BEACH, Fla. – In a “Welcome Back to School” letter, the Diocese of Palm Beach in Florida announced that its Catholic schools would not be adopting the “Common Core State Standards for Math and English/Language Arts,” and that it would be undertaking a diocesan-wide initiative to strengthen its schools’ Catholic identity.
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Public university to offer faith-based housing option

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OSHKOSH, Wis. – Students at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) who wish to live a residential campus life that nurtures their Catholic faith and provides them with a spiritually encouraging environment will now have the opportunity to do so. UWO is now offering a faith-based housing option for students called the Newman Student House, according to The Northwestern.
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Study sheds light on damaging effects of marijuana among college-aged adults

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MANASSAS, Va. – As support for legalized recreational marijuana use increases, some have warned that there is presently little research indicating the effects of low to moderate use of the drug. However, the results of a small but sobering study released in April by several Boston-based researchers have shed light on the damaging effects of even casual use of the drug among young adults, according to the Society for Neuroscience.
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Professors from Catholic universities sign plea to end genocide in Iraq

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MANASSAS, Va. – Thirty-eight prominent Catholic university professors and other scholars, editors, fellows, and retired military personnel have signed a plea at IraqRescue.org calling for “the United States and the international community [to] act immediately and decisively to stop the ISIS/ISIL genocide and prevent the further victimization of religious minorities.”
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Marygrove College adds Muslim prayer room to campus

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DETROIT – Marygrove College, a private Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.) in Detroit, Mich.,  celebrated earlier this month the grand opening of an interfaith prayer room for Muslim students on campus, according to Arab-American News.
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Catholic homeschooling innovates with ‘hybrid,’ classical programs

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MANASSAS, Va. – Television host Colleen Carroll Campbell reports on the growth of Catholic homeschooling and a “hybrid” homeschool program that brings Catholic students together in a “unique educational community,” in a recent episode of “EWTN News Nightly.”
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Common Core could be costly for Catholic schools, report finds

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MANASSAS, Va. – “Follow the money” may suggest one reason why some organizations promote the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has poured thousands of dollars into pro-Common Core grantees, including more than $100,000 to the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) - but money may also be a reason for schools to stay away from the Common Core.
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DePaul university professor teaches homosexual politics, defended pedophile incident

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CHICAGO – A professor at DePaul University in Chicago, who is currently teaching the course “Creating Change: Contemporary GLBT Politics” and helped pioneer DePaul’s Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies programs, is something of a celebrity in pedophilia circles for her 1979 article downplaying the damaging effects of childhood homosexual activity with an adult.
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Common Core may endanger religious freedom of Catholic schools

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MANASSAS, Va. – In the fourth of a series of reports on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) published by The Cardinal Newman Society, two legal experts on religious freedom issues explain that Catholic schools must “maintain their religious mission in all their programs—including standards, methods, and curriculum—if they want to avoid” government threats to their Catholic identity.
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‘Naked’ Common Core exposed by Catholic education leader

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MANASSAS, Va – The Cardinal Newman Society today launched a series of reports on the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with an eye-opening report by Dan Guernsey, Ed.D., of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).
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